Malik Monk chasing Jamal Murray's scoring record

02/23/2017 08:00 PM

Malik Monk is closing in on the Kentucky freshman single-season scoring record set by Jamal Murray last year. Monk, who has been one of the best freshmen in the country this season, has scored 590 points through 28 games (21.1 PPG).

Murray set the record last season by scoring 720 points through 36 games. Through 28 games last year, Murray had 543 points, so Monk is way ahead of him at this point of the season.

Monk has three regular season games, the chance at three SEC tournament games (if they make the championship game), plus the NCAA tournament to break Murray’s record.

Will he get it done? We discuss.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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